THOUSANDS of people turned out across Renfrewshire at the weekend to visit a host of historic locations as part of the annual Doors Open Days event.

Visitors had the chance to explore some of the outstanding attractions which Renfrewshire has to offer.

Among the buildings taking part was the Grade B-listed Victory Baths, in Renfrew.

For those who like to experience the great outdoors, Erskine’s Lamont Farm provided the perfect opportunity for families to meet some of the animals which live there.

Meanwhile, visitors to Paisley were afforded the opportunity to spot some of the unique features of the town, including the Paisley Abbey gargoyles and ‘Porridge Bowl’ roof of the John Neilson Institute, as well taking a look inside a building they hope never to be in again – Paisley Sheriff Court.

Those interested in the weaving history of the area had the opportunity to visit the Sma’ Shot Cottages and Tannahill’s Cottage – allowing a look inside the homes of both a typical weaver in the 18th century and also the ‘Weaver Poet’ Robert Tannahill.

Among those who were out and about was Renfrewshire Provost Lorraine Cameron.

She said: “Doors Open Days is a fantastic opportunity to visit those places across Renfrewshire we just never seem to get around to seeing.

“I was delighted to see so many people taking up the chance, as I did, to explore the beautiful buildings and venues which make our area such an inviting place to visit.

“This was just another part of a terrific year of events in the area and, with our annual music, comedy and drama festival The Spree just a few weeks away, it is an exciting time to live, work or visit Renfrewshire.”

The Spree festival takes place between October 13 and 22, with a bumper programme lined up.

Information on who’s playing and how to buy tickets is available online at